eWeek: Software Patents Gone Bad

[ Thanks to Steven J.
for this link. ]

“Open-source and proprietary developers have at least one enemy
in common: software patents.

“This latest mess with Kodak and Sun is just one of many, many
examples of software patents gone amok. In this most recent
example, one of Kodak’s patents–by way of Wang Labs–covers when
applications ‘ask for help’ from another application…”